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George Washington- Mini Biography
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
From his role as a British officer in the French and Indian War, to a representative on the Continental Congress, and finally as the first president of the United States of America, offer your learners a succinct and comprehensive look...
Jackie Robinson - Mini Biography
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
You may know of Jackie Robinson as the first African-American man to play baseball in the major league, but did you know that Robinson also fought for civil rights while serving in the military and after his years as a professional...
Seeking Historical Detectives to Discover Who Was John Brown?
8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
Young historians act as detectives in order to examine the characteristics of controversial abolitionist John Brown in the 1850s, working to identify his ultimate mission regarding slavery and the larger impact he had on the Civil War.
Comparing Slave Trades: A Study of the Transatlantic and Trans-Saharan Slave Trades
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
While most people are familiar with the transatlantic slave trade, there is less knowledge of another major external African slave trade in world history: the trans-Saharan slave trade. Pupils work in groups to read informational texts...
American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and Procedures
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between a civil and criminal judicial proceeding? Learners follow the history of law back to the Code of Hammurabi, and differentiate between various types of laws in American society.
Slave Narratives: Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and the Columbian Orator
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Young historians practice in-depth, quality analysis of primary source texts in this three-lesson unit, which examines excerpts from the slave narratives of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and Caleb Bingham.